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Bryan Habana: World Cup legacy can lead to Olympic gold
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UK Athletics to review handling of Nike Oregon Project probe
UK Athletics (UKA) has commissioned an independent review into the way an investigation looking at body's relationship with the Nike Oregon Project (NOP) was handled
Archers Deepika Kumari and Ankita Bhakat secure Olympic quota
Deepika Kumari struck gold, while Ankita Bhakat picked up silver at the Continental Qualification Tournament held on the sidelines of the Asian Championships.
- Date of birth
Olympic Games (1 medal: 1 gold)
- Team: 1st (2012)
World Championships (12 medals: 8 gold, 1 silver, 3 bronze)
- Singles: 1st (2015), 3rd (2009, 2011, 2013)
- Doubles: 1st (2011), 2nd (2009)
- Team: 1st (2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016)
Asian Games (6 medals: 5 gold, 1 bronze)
- Singles: 1st (2010)
- Doubles: 1st (2014), 3rd (2006)
- Team: 1st (2006, 2010, 2014)
World Cup (10 medals: 7 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze)
- Singles: 1st (2012, 2015), 2nd (2014), 3rd (2008, 2009)
- Team: 1st (2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015)
Longing for singles success in Rio
At 27, China's Ma Long is dreaming of adding the Olympic men's singles title to his already phenomenal haul. The table tennis star has a chance to become just the 5th male player to complete a Grand Slam (holding the Olympic, world championship and World Cup singles crowns).
Long has dominated the sport in recent years, and no more so than in 2015. He became singles world champion, won the World Cup (singles and team) and the World Tour Grand Finals (singles), losing just 1 game in international competition and 5 overall.
An 8-time world champion, who won team gold with China at London 2012, Long has been world number 1 since March 2015. Singles gold in Rio will guarantee his status as one of the all-time greats.
|1||Men's Singles, 3rd Round, Ma Long v Groth||4 (11-3 11-2 11-3 11-9)|
|1||Men's Singles, 4th Round, Ma Long v Jeoung Y S||4 (6-11 10-12 11-5 11-1 13-11 13-11)|
|1||Men's Singles, Quarterfinal, Ma Long v Aruna||4 (11-4 11-2 11-6 11-7)|
|1||Men's Singles, Semifinal, Ma Long v Mizutani||4 (11-5 11-5 11-5 7-11 10-12 11-5)|
|Men's Singles, Final, Ma Long v Zhang J||4 (14-12 11-5 11-4 11-4)|
GBR 27 CHN 26
GBR 23 CHN 18
CHN 26 JPN 21
Ledecky 4 Biles 4
Manuel 2 McKeon 2
Oleksiak 2 Chalmers 2